As some of you know, I'm a hopeless insomniac. Tonight I attempted to escape the surly bonds of my sleeping disorder. I felt tired at 10:30 pm, so I decided to seize the moment, and I went to bed shortly after this uncharacteristic realization of sleepiness. To aid my snooze factor, I turned on the tv and cued up a show I had taped. I watched TV for about an hour and a half and waited until I was dozing and missing parts of the show I was watching before I turned off the TV and went to sleep. It all worked. I actually went to sleep.
It was very short-lived, as I woke up at 2:00 am, refreshed, revived, and putting off more heat than a bon fire. My skin felt so warm that it was sort of startling. I had to get out of bed and let the bed cool off where I had been laying. My pillow was warm all the way through. There was no cool side. I fear that I am going to be the next victim of a virus that has been making the rounds lately. I also feel like I just ate dinner. The steak I had seems to have not budged at all since we had dinner quite a few hours ago. Last time my food didn't digest like this, I barfed.
Perish the thought!
I went back to bed at 2:10 am and I've been laying there awake ever since. I finally turned my cell phone on to see if I missed any calls, and I had. Dammit. It's too late to return phone calls at this point. It's after 4:00 am. So now I'm up. A few people I regularly read have updated since I went to bed, so I'll read their entries and then I'll get back in bed and watch TV until the sun comes up, hating the fact that I can't seem to sleep when it's dark outside. Now that I've had that little nap, I'll never doze off.
I once read that when you name a child, you should think about it carefully, since the name can have an impact on the child's personality.
Hmmm... let's see... I am named after a vampire. And I am a fair skinned, intuitive, empath who avoids the sun and is naturally nocturnal. Coincidence?
By the by, I have no taste for blood, so don't get too nervous...